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History Explorer Podcast: June Johnson
Grade Range: 8-12
Resource Type(s): Primary Sources, Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 15 minutes
Date Posted: 11/12/2013
In this episode of the History Explorer podcast series, hear activist and Mississippi native June Johnson discuss her work in the civil rights movement, including during Mississippi Freedom Summer. Johnson was a teenager when she became active in the movement, and worked alongside Fannie Lou Hamer and others. The podcast includes a teachers guide and worksheet for students. Students can read more about her life in this article from the Washington Post.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)
Historical Thinking Standard 4: Historical Research Capabilities
4B: Obtain historical data from a variety of sources.
4C: Interrogate historical data.
4D: Identify the gaps in the available records, marshal contextual knowledge and perspectives of the time and place.
4E: Employ quantitative analysis.
4F: Support interpretations with historical evidence.